Octopus Beanie

This beanie is made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Blue, Royal Blue, and Light Gray

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

2dctog – YO, insert hook into first st, YO and pull through one loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook into the next st, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO, and pull through the remaining 3 loops on the hook

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a J-10 (6.0 mm) needle in BLUE  (or color of your choice)

BEANIE (6.5ā€ high and 15ā€ flat diameter)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 3 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st dc in the next 3 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (44 dc)

Row 6-10 – repeat row 5  (44 dc)

Row 11 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with st to the first sc and fasten off.  (44 dc)

TENTACLES (make 8)

Using GREY,  ch 7

Row 1 – counting the first 3 ch as your first dc, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in the next 3 st.  TURN for the next row.  (5 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the next 2 st, 2dctog in the next 2 st.  TURN for the next row.  (4 st)

Row 3 – ch 1, sk first st, dc in the next st, 2 dctog in the next 2 st.  (2 st.)

Row 4 – CHANGE TO DARK BLUE YARN, sc in each st all the way around the rows 1-3 (approximately 15 sc – 3 along short side, 5 along long side, 2 at top and 5 at bottom).  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Putting it together:

  • Sew Tentacles over Rows 7-10 along the brim of the beanie.  Using ORANGE puffy pain, paint 3 suction cups over each tentacle
  • Puffy paint eyes over Rows 4-5 as you see fit, and mouth at Row 6

Happy Crocheting!  Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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